Business Resumption Planning (BRP)
| 1. Business Resumption Planning or BRP addresses the restoration of business functions after an emergency. Although the BRP is similar to the BCP, the BRP typically lacks procedures to ensure continuity of critical business functions throughout an emergency or disruption. Similar Term: Business Recovery Plan
2. An all-encompassing "umbrella" term covering both disaster recovery planning and business resumption planning. 1) Process of developing advance arrangements and procedures that enable an organization to respond to an event that lasts for an unacceptable period of time. The process typically addresses all activities from the event to performing its critical business functions after an interruption and may include steps indicating how to return home. 2) Frequently used to refer to a business department recovery rather than technology elements.
(Source: Disaster Recovery Institute International / Disaster Recovery Journal - DRII/DRJ)